Local Government [Money]

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th June 1966.

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Resolution reported,

That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to make further provision, in relation to England and Wales, with respect to the payment of grants to local authorities, rating and valuation and the classification and lighting of highways, and for other purposes, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of—

(1) grants to local authorities, for the year 1967–68 and each subsequent year, of an amount equal to the aggregate amount which the Minister of Housing and Local Government determines is to be available for that year for the payment of grants (other than housing subsidies) to local authorities out of such moneys, reduced by such part of that aggregate amount as the said Minister estimates will be allocated to grants for specific services provided by local authorities;

(2) the expenses of any Minister incurred under the said Act in paying—

  1. (a) grants to local authorities in connection with the development or redevelopment of land, the use of land as a public open space or the reclamation or improvement of derelict, neglected or unsightly land;
  2. (b) grants to port health authorities and to county district councils in connection with the functions relating to aircraft conferred on those councils by or under section 143 of the Public Health Act 1936;
  3. (c) grants to local authorities in respect of expenditure on staff which is attributable to the presence in their areas of immigrants from the Commonwealth,
not exceeding, in the case of the grants mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) above, one-half of the amount which, under the provisions of the said Act, is or is treated as, or as costs incurred on account of, expenditure in respect of which the grants may be paid or such larger proportion of that amount as may be payable in accordance wth section 185 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1962;

(3) any administrative expenses incurred under the said Act by any Minister; and

(4) any increase attributable to the provisions of the said Act in the sums payable out of such moneys under any other Act.

Resolution agreed to.